René JUTRAS

JUTRAS, René, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
September 30, 1913
Deceased Date
December 23, 1995
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René_Jutras
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=386b725e-bf30-43b6-a681-9bfdc78a7e3f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, teacher

Parliamentary Career

March 26, 1940 - April 16, 1945
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Provencher (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 71)


March 26, 1957

Mr. Jufras:

I know from past experience. The record speaks for itself.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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March 26, 1957

Mr. Jutras:

The hon. member asked me a question; let me answer it.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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March 26, 1957

Mr. Juiras:

I did not know so many people were so anxious to get into the debate.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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March 26, 1957

Mr. Jutras:

Wait a moment; I cannot say three things at the same time. I will get to it. Since you have interrupted me I will repeat what I have said. The first suggestion offered by the farm organizations was to raise the amount. The government increased the amount. The second suggestion was to extend the time to make it coincide with the crop year, and the date was moved to September. Third, they asked to have the lowest possible rate, and the minister has left the rate to be determined by the governor in council. It is the intention of the government, I am quite sure, to try to obtain the best possible rate.

It is one thing to say you should have a very low rate, but if you get it too low then the farmers will not be able to obtain loans and the legislation will not be operative at all. There is a middle course to be followed in this regard, and I am satisfied that the Minister of Trade and Commerce and the government will strike the lowest possible interest rate they can negotiate with the banks which will still allow the legislation to be effective.

Any other scheme involving free loans or free advances through the wheat board or any other body are schemes of a permanent nature. If we discover that we must live for a few years with a huge surplus on our hands, then we will have to face up to the problem of developing some scheme of that nature or perhaps one similar to that in the United States; but that would represent a complete change in our system of marketing grain. We have always tried to dispose of our grain as fast as we could, and have endeavoured to reduce our surpluses to the minimum. The Minister of Trade and Commerce, conscious of the fact that we had a larger surplus than usual and that it was exerting an unfavourable pressure on the grain producers, proposed last year that the government pay the carrying charges on all the grain that is in surplus in the country, and this is still in operation.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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March 26, 1957

Mr. Rene N. Jutras (Provencher):

Mr. Speaker, I did riot intend to take part in this debate, and certainly not this evening. Let me say before I start that I am not rising because of the repeated invitations of our socialist friends in the house or, for that matter, because of their threats. I am rising for one particular reason. Obviously an attempt is being made by the socialists and to some degree by the other party to their right throughout the country, particularly in the western provinces at the moment, to try to discredit the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I had heard that it was going on out in the country, but there was a clear demonstration in the house this evening that the members of the socialist party are trying to propagate this idea throughout the country.

Topic:   PRAIRIE GRAIN PRODUCERS INTERIM FINANCING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM
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